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good morning. breaking news. nine american troops killed in a helicopter crash in southern afghanistan. we'll go ely to kabul for the latest. criminal charges. the woman who lied about being the victim of an acid attack charged with theft for taking donations tland s and there's n information this morning about why she put acid on her own face. and horrific scene. a bleacher collapses at an auto race injuring more than 1 one people and authorities are trying to find out how it happened, "today," tuesday, trying to find out how it happened, "today," tuesday, september 21, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television
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and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm meredith viera. >> and i'm matt lauer. nine american service members killed when their helicopter crashed in afghanistan. it is unclear right now whether that chopper was shot down by the taliban, which they are claiming is true, or if it was simply an accident. >> it happened in the zabul province. so far the cause remains under investigation. >> we want to get more information on this right now, john yang is in kabul for us with the latest. john, what do you know this morning? >> reporter: good morning, matt, as you say, the nine servicemen dead are americans, nbc news is being told and at least one american civilian is among the three injured. this happened as you say in zabul province in southeastern
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afghanistan. much of the territory there is controlled by the taliban and coalition forces led by the united states had been stepping up their efforts to take on the taliban in that area, to try to drive them out. this has been the deadliest year for coalition forces, the deadliest year for u.s. forces with today's crash, 351 americans have died this year. matt? >> john, but as we say, according to american sources the cause of this is still under investigation and yet the taliban has already claimed responsibility. is that the norm in a situation like this? would they normally do something like that? >> reporter: it's very common, matt. as a matter of fact we got the call here at nbc news from a taliban spokesman claiming responsibility. in the past they have often claimed responsibility for things that turned out to be accidents and many of the helicopter crashes here have been accidents, largely because of the tremendous amount of dust in the air. matt? >> john yang reporting from
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kabul this on this accident. john, thank you very much. now let's get a check of some of the morning's other top stories. >> good morning, everyone. the national guard says it is deeply sorry about a wildfire that destroyed at least three homes in utah and forced the evacuation of hundreds of others. that fire started during a live ammunition military exercise. today the senate takes up the matter of whether to ban gays in the military. and a california judge has issued an arrest warrant for lindsay lohan after she admitted failing a drug test. she'll remain free until friday's hearing. and dramatic video to show you, a man on board a sinking boat in croatia. and officials in brazil are
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trying to figure out wthe stand at a car race collapsed injuring hundreds of people.
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>> into. good morning, everyone. we are off to a cool start. maybe a light jacket to start the day. we will see a lot >> and that's your latest weather. it will come as little comfort to millions of out of work americans, but the recession officially ended in june of 2009. that report as president obama found himself face to face with angry voters over the state of the economy.
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nbc's chief correspondent chuck todd. >> reporter: it's no secret the economy is the driving issue of this campaign season. the president himself admits we still feel like we're in a recession as he tries to tackle this economic angst, he's having very little success. president obama traveled to philadelphia late monday doing one of the few things he can still do best these days, raise money. he also sounded the alarm to his liberal base to motivate them to support pennsylvania democrat joe sestak. >> we can't afford to go backwards, we need to move forward. we need joe sestak to move forward. the future will beat the past, that's what this election is about. >> reporter: mr. obama was on friendly turf in pennsylvania. but earlier monday, the president joined a cnbc town hall meeting where he came face to face with disappointed and disillusioned supporters. >> i was really inspired by your
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campaign and the message that you brought. and that inspiration is dying away. it feels like the american dream is not attain bable to a lot of us. >> quite frankly, i'm tired of defending you, and deeply disappointed with where we are right now. >> times are tough for everyone right now so i understand your frustration. >> reporter: the president defended his record on financial and health care reform, pleading with his audience to keep the faith. >> my goal here is not to try to convince you that everything's where it needs to be, it's not, that's why i ran for president. but what i am saying is that we're moving in the right direction. >> reporter: after the town hall, wall street handed down a mixed verdict. >> he's a very personable man, but i didn't find anything that will change my mind out of this speech. >> he did go back to pro growth, he did not attack anyone.
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>> reporter: the president admitted as long as unemployment remains high, he'll have a hard time convinces americans to be optimistic about anything. >> if you're out of work right now, the only thing you're going to be hearing is when do i get a job. if you're about to lose your home all you're thinking about is -- >> reporter: the president was asked directly if he was going to shake up his economic team after the election. the president didn't dismiss this idea out of hand. he said that tim geithner might make the decision that they want to spend more time with their family. >> let's bring in cnbc's trish reagan to talk about this idea that the recession ended 50 months ago. what do you make of this report given the fact that so many people are still struggling. >> they're talking about what happened in june 2009. they're also pointing out that this is no reflection on the current state of the economy, so when you hear all this talk of a
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double dip, it's very real, there are very real concerns out there and that's because the unemployment rate is still at a 27-year high. interestingly, whenever you're trying to come out of a recession, things often feel at their worst, you tend to see unemployment pick up because more people are trying to get into the workforce because suddenly it looks like there's a prospect of getting a job, therefore the numbers appear higher. nonetheless, the actual economic bureau of research is saying that this does not reflect on the current state state of the economy, in other words, bottom line, double dip not off the table. >> so it doesn't necessarily mean there are better times ahead, things could get worse? >> exactly. and that's the issue that the federal reserve, that the administration is all trying to take into account right now. the problem is that people are not hiring, businesses are sitting on almost $2 trillion worth of cash right now and the key is how do you get them to start spending that money on
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workinger eers so that everythi starts umming along again. they have got to somehow break this cycle because it can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. if people weren't getting back to work, they're not feeling confident about spending, therefore businesses don't have any demand, any consumer demand to really inspire them to go out and hire more people. so it's a vicious cycle. >> and the fed is meeting "today," what specifically can they do? >> they have talked about quantitative easing, they're going out and they're buying u.s. treasury bonds to keep rates low. it's something they're likely to continue to do during the foreseeable future. we'll look and see what they say today, so watch for that at 2:15 eastern time. as to whether they're going to raise rates right now, economists feel we're still in a
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very fragile state, so it may be a dangerous prospect. >> it is 7:10 and now here's matt. christine o'donnell, delaware's surprising republican candidate for senate is coming under renewed fire for allegations that she may have misused campaign contributions. kelly o'donnell is in washington with more on that story. >> reporter: the intensity around this election means that serious political issues and the culture of celebrity collide. and for a candidate like christine o'donnell, that can cut both ways, the attention can bring her the ability to raids a lot of money and the scrutiny can be harsh. more proof all politics is local. >> i wouldn't miss this for the world. >> reporter: the 41-year-old tea party favorite, christine o'donnell was only asked about voters' issues not herself during a forum. >> we juor donnell decided that
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spent campaign money from a previous race on personal expenses. >> we have been ethical. we have not -- i personally have not misused the campaign funds. >> reporter: a watch dog group filed a complaint monday with the federal elections commission that cited a former o'donnell aid who claimed she spent donations on rent, gas and meals in 2009. o'donnell called the claims politically motivated and blames liberals. >> they're scared that the person that harry reid's called his pet is not going to get the seat, the momentum surrounding this campaign is obvious. that's why they're creating baseless accusations. >> reporter: when supporters rushed to tell o'donnell not to listen to criticisms or the attention surrounding her old guest spots on tv shows like "politically incredible." >> i dabbled in stuff, i never
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joined a coven. >> reporter: o'donnell appeared 20 times in the '90s. >> she was good for ratinging because she was a great guest. >> one of my first dates was a waitress on a satanic alter and i didn't know it. >> it should not affect her being elected to the senate or not. >> maher emphasized that he likes o'donnell. he took a few spots at her expense, but framed her as genuine. >> i would not exactly put her on the intelligence committee, if she gets to the senate, if you know what i mean, but she certainly is sincere, yes. >> reporter: and maher said he's only doing it -- on a more serious matter, these allegations, if the sec decides to do an audit on her campaign reports, the filings that she has to make and these
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questionable expenses, it could take a long time for that review, far beyond the time left before the midterm elections. >> kelly o'donnell, thanks very much. nicole wallace is a republican strategist and former communications director for president george w. bush. most people across the country only learned the name christine o'donnell about a week ago. >> right. >> and in that week she's gotten an awful lot of attention. to republicans, does that attention make you nervous or excited? >> you know what's funny is that most republicans first heard of her when karl rove took to the airwaves to express his concerns about her and to support mike castle. so i think people are eager to see her be successful, but they're also a little anxious about some of the ethical issues that have been raised. >> the same pundits who said she couldn't beat mike castle are saying her chances of winning in the general election are slim if not impossible, do you see it
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that way? i think this election is where it is, the deck of cards has been thrown into the air and nobody knows how they're going to land. but the tea party is the only movement that's active in the psych that's not playing to win. what's so fascinating about the tea party is they are willing to lose, that makes them quite powerful. >> you advised sarah palin and now some people are saying not only is christine o'donnell similar to sarah palin, she started to dress like sarah palin, i'm going to give you her campaign between now and the midterm election, what would you do? what would you change? what would you keep the same? >> i think i'm exactly the kind of person that the tea party doesn't want advising their candidates, so i wouldn't expect she would take any of my advice, but what i would suggest is that she not get in that mentality where you only speak to the base. i think your poll shows this week that independents are
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thinking like and acting like and open to voting like republicans. so you can't miss that opportunity as the tea party candidate to speak to them. so my advice would be to take the message everywhere. and if the tea party can stay focused on shrinking the budget, they might have some victories. >> the president said monday that it's not going to cut it for the tea party to run around saying we're going to fix washington, they've got to come up with ways they're going to cut spending. does the tea party need to put forward a specific platform, a la the contract with americans back in 1994? >> i spent six years in the white house, and let me just say for the white house to be engaging a political conservative movement is insanity. >> can he ignore them. >> i think they need to address their central concern. the tea party is a result of obama's presidency. they were ignited by the
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stimulus, they flourished during the health care debate and they are now -- >> except the tea party has stood up and taken notice of some of the spending practices during george bush's presidency too so it wasn't only born after president obama took office. >> it was building during the bush years, it was the education bill, it was the expansion of government, it was the deficit ballooning and when obama came in and passed stimulus and health care, he ignited this political wildfire. and i think it is a huge mistake for the obama white house to engage the tea party. >> nicole wallace, as always, thanks, good to have you here. the resurgence of bed bugs has gotten so bad that experts across the country are gathering for the first of its kind bed bug summit. kevin tibbles is in chicago with details. >> reporter: i have a very scary bed-time story for you this morning. because once upon a time the
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only time we heard about bed bugs was when traveling in foreign countries. but these days in america they're back with a biting vengeance. >> hello, bed bug central, may i help you? >> reporter: america is a bed bug battleground. >> live infestations spreading all across all 50 states at this point. >> reporter: new york's nike town, college campuses, libraries, a military base, even a hospital were all infested. >> bed bugs, they might be on you right now, can you feel them crawling all over you? >> reporter: these little blood suckers have been so prolific, chicago is now hosting the first bed bug summit where experts in both medicine and exterm mags meet to plot the end of the invasion. their weapon? everything from a freeze gun to ice the little critters. >> i'm freezing the little
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buggers. its instants freeze. >> reporter: we heat treat the trailer. >> other parts of the world, they just live with bed bugs. but americans weren't going to do that. so they're going to do everything in their power to get rid of them and i don't blame them. >> reporter: because in america parasites like bed bugs also carry a biting stigma. >> they look at you like you have a disease. and you feel like you do, you're getting eaten alive, it's horrible. >> reporter: sure they are horrible, but one person's pest is another person's picture and visitors to the summit could carry home a framed portrait, better on your wall than in your bed. this gathering of the best and the brightest in bed bug business have tripled in the last year while they try to bite the bug before it bites you. >> every crisis presents an opportunity.
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no question about it. some people are going to take advantage of this. ahead, new details, what led a woman to rub acid on her own face and then lying to detectives.
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>> live, local, late breaking, this is wbal tv 11 news and baltimore. >> good morning, everyone. >> good morning, everyone. dealing with the new accident report on the northeast corner of the beltway. also won on the outer loop in the same area. we are checking on that. in the meantime, there are delays on both directions in the northeast corner. there is an accident on the west
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side. sought on 795 backed up from owens milk down to the beltway. -- southbound 795 backed up from owens mills down to the public. here is a live view of traffic outside at the dwi parkway. and from right to let it southbound traffic. no cigna ticket delays there. southbound delays. -- no significant delays their. >> we are off to a cool start on this tuesday morning. it will warm up quickly. at the time we get into the afternoon, temperatures in the upper 70's to around 80. 50 degrees officially at vwi.
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overall a very nice day. high temperatures in the upper seven opossum low 80's. saturday forecast we will turn up the heat. -- high temperatures in the upper 70's and low 80's. >> be sure to check the bottom of your screen corrupted in news and traffic information. we're back at 7:55 with our next live update. see you then.
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7:30 here on a tuesday morning, the 21st day of september, 2010. a sunny, clear morning out on the plaza, it's beautiful out there, music you hear is our way of letting you know the grammy winning band maroon5 stopped by for a live performance. we're looking forward to that. also indoors, i'm matt lauer along with meredith viera and just ahead, we're going to talk more about the story of bethany storro, the woman who lied about the attack by a stranger with acid has now been charged in that case with theft allegedly taking donations to pay her bills. we'll have more on this bizarre
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story. and the dangers of distracted driving and if you think teenagers are involved in the most cell phone related deadly crashes, think again. and you would think the winner of a contest called "america's perfect teen" would come from america, but you would be wrong. >> so how did that happen? and why did she enter the competition? we're going to have more on that ahead. but let us begin this half hour with the woman who admitted burning her face with acid. >> reporter: good morning to you, ought, bethany storro has been charged with three counts of felony theft for allegedly taking money from the community that was trying to help pay her medical bills. now prosecutors say she has to pay. bethany storro claimed she was the victim of a vicious acid attack, but prosecutors say storro was no victim. they say the community was duped and donated nearly $30,000 to
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help pay her medical bills. >> she will be arrested, the police know where she is. i did file the charges, i certainly haven't seen a case like this before. >> reporter: last month, storro told police that a woman she didn't know approached her and threw acid in her face, burned and bandaged, she spoke out in an emotional news conference at the hospital. >> i know what this person did to me. >> reporter: but last week, police say the 28-year-old vancouver, washington woman admitted the trauma was self-inflicted. her remorseful parents apologized for her actions and pledged to get help for their daughter. >> we're going to be there for her, she's got a long road ahead of her, but she's on the road and we're going to walk it with her. >> reporter: doctors and police were skeptical of storro's story as they investigated. her burn pattern was even as if
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the acid had been applied to her face rather than thrown as she claimed. there were no splash marks on her body or clothes and no physical evidence at the scene, also nowhere to be found, those miraculous sunglasses bethany claimed saved her sight. >> not 20 minutes before the acid was thrown in my face, so if i hadn't have had those, i probably would have been blind. >> reporter: storro confessed the burns were self-administered. she also bought a pair of gloves to wear while applying the caustic substance to her face and applied it with towels and made several applications hours before the incident was reported. the linger question, why? storro told police she first wanted to kill herself, but when she realized that wasn't working, she used the drain clean tore change her appearance, quote, i thought maybe it was the answer to all of my problems to have a
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completely different face. a co-owner of a local fitness center is one of the many people who prosecutors say was a victim of storro's story. he raised and donated hundreds of dollars to help her. >> i don't think anyone is really mad about what she did, they're just more sad because why would somebody really do that to themselves? >> reporter: storro's parents are also baffled and heart broken, they have pledged to make thing right. >> all money will be returned in the appropriate manner, that will be guaranteed. >> reporter: storro reportedly spent 1,500 of that donated money on dinners, train tickets, even purchases at target. friends say she's checked herself into a local hospital for treatment and police are expected to take her into custody once she's released. matt? >> kristen welker in los angeles. clark county prosecutor tony l
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golic is here with us personally. given the circumstances of this case, we clearly have a young lady who's not emotionally sound, no one would do what she did to herself if they were thinking rationally. that had to make your decision a tough call. take me through it. >> well, the decision on charging her is based not on what she did to herself, but based on her action in the two weeks afterwards when she was holding the press conferences and indicating that somebody else had done this to her and taking money from members of the community, it was that action based on like i say her action in the weeks following. >> i know, but again, going back to her emotional state. i mean if the parents promised that the money would be returned, was there any thought in your mind that this young lady needs help, not a felony charge? >> i think that, you know, we
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need to look at it as the case moves forward on how we're going to handle it. but it was clear from the evidence that we had multiple felony crimes that were committed and it seemed like a straight forward decision that felony charges should be filed. >> do you have to know after filing these specific charges, have to prove that she concocted this story deliberately to cash in and get that money? >> no, like i say, the charges are based on her actions afterwards, i don't have to prove that while she was putting the acid on her face that she was at that time thinking she would do it to get money, the theft by deception charges, like i say for her behavior afterwards, she's holding press conferences saying that a black female did this to her and, you know, telling the community that this happened to her and asking for help. >> you talk about the community, i was interested in kristen's
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piece to hear that one gentleman who helped raise money for her medical bills that people aren't angry, they're sad. have you been hearing similar thoughts from others in the community? >> very mixed emotions in the community. there's a lot of people in the community that are very upset with her behavior and want to see her pay. and there are other people who say this is a very sad case. i'm looking at the facts and the evidence in looking at making a charging decision and based on her behavior and taking the money, spending a lot of the money, like i said, the charging decision was a simple one. >> and real quickly, i know people around here say she's incredibly remorseful, is this a situation where you would be open to some kind of a plea deal and get this over with? >> that's a distinct possibility, we'll need to get her into court, get a lawyer signed so i can talk with a lawyer, find out if she really is rorseful or not.
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and we'll need to get the case proceeding and find out how it goes. >> tony golic, i appreciate your time this morning. thanks very much. >> thanks, matt. all right let's switch gears and get a check of the weather from al. >> "today's" weather is brought to you by weight watchers, because it works. >> backbone of nbc happens to be our nbc pager. >> we're here to represent our night walk, we're current and former pages that are doing it. the nationwide event will be staged anywhere in the country and we'll be walking in manhattan. >> how do you get more information? >> go to lightthenight.org. >> and let's check your weather and see what's happening for "today." got another storm, tropical storm lisa, 530 miles west/southwest of the cape verde islands, moving north at 5,
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doesn't look like it's going to cause any problems. severe storms from topeka all the way to lansing, michigan. maybe even a tornado or two. and you can see on the radar we have a lot of activity starting to work its way in. rainfall amounts anywhere from one to three inches, especially in central >> good morning, everyone. we're off to a cool start, but it will warm up. we will see plenty of sunshine. this >> and that's your latest forecast. don't forget you can check your weather any time of the day or night on weather.com online. and now to the dramatic 911
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call placeded by the wife of a city councilman in washington state as her husband was being attacked by a bear near their vacation home. here's nbc's george lewis. >> reporter: this is where the bear attack ed the vacation hom in washington. the victim, a member of the bellevue, washington city council. >> there was nobody there, i was screaming for help. but nobody was there. >> reporter: his wife lynne saw the attack and called 911. >> 911, what's the location of your emergency? >> i'm at the north shore road and my husband's been attacked by a bear. >> your husband's been attacked by a bear. >> yes, he's at the bottom of my driveway. >> i just kept my flashlight on that bear. >> at one point john can be heard on the tape calling for help. >> i'm dying! >> he said he's dying. >> with bite marks on his face,
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head and neck and numerous puncture wounds all over his body was hospitalized. >> he's getting better and better, it's just remarkable. >> reporter: neighbors were surprised by the bear's aggressive behavior. >> black bears are usually not that dangerous. >> reporter: experts say people should never assume that black bears won't attack and should keep their distance from the animals. the overturned garbage cans are evidence of recent bear activity. the bear involved in this attack was tracked down by authorities and killed. for "today," george lewis, nbc news, los angeles. and still to come, what made actress tori spelling decide to write a children's book? she's going to stop by to explain. >> don't climb out of there, please. i'm pretty serious about saving for retirement and all my investments, but it's not something that i want to do completely on my own -- i like to discuss my ideas with someone. that's what i like about fidelity. they talked with me one on one, so we could come up with a plan that's right for me,
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years. the 911 calls warned the accident in davenport, florida looked awful. >> a tractor trailer slammed a couple of cars behind me, it looked really bad. >> reporter: within minutes rescuers would learn just how bad. a 61-year-old truck driver texting while driving had plowed into eight cars at 65-mile-per-hour causing horrific injuries and killing two women. among them, 26-year-old heather herd, on her way with her fiance to meet a walt disney world wedding planner. >> in four or five seconds, it cost my daughter her life and the family will never be the same. >> there wasn't a doubt that that was 100% preventable. no one should have to lose their life by somebody texting. >> reporter: the government reports distracted driving led to 448,000 traffic injuries and claimed more than 5,400 lives in
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2009. 16% of all traffic fatalities, the same percentage as in 2008 and up from 10% in 2005. and it's not just teenagers. of those drivers involved in fatal accidents t 30 to 39 age group had the highest proportion of cell phone involvement. a portland bus driver reading his kindle as he drove, even steering with his elbow while he turned the page, the transportation secretary calls it a national epidemic. >> people have so accustomed to having that cell phone in their ear or texting and driving and while you're punching a number in your cell phone or you're texting somebody and you go a little more than four seconds in the 3,000 to 4,000-pound vehicle, you drive the length of a football field without looking at what's in front of you. >> reporter: secretary la hood has already gathered some big names including oprah to join
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his crusade against distracted driving. eight states and d.c. ban hand held cell phones. >> because of texting, i won't be able to do a lot of things, walk my daughter down the aisle, or even hear her giggle ever again. >> reporter: after the accident kim and russ herd went home to maryland. their ultimate goal, a ban on every cell phone, any pda, anything that can distract. >> no phones, no texting, drive. >> reporter: the state where heather was killed, florida still has no law as it relates to cell phone use or texting while driving, but the herds did manage to get the speed limit changed through that street. and up next, how did a british girl get crowned america's perfect teen? we'll have more on that right after this. xercise, but basically, i'm a runner.
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we're back now at 7:49 with the surprising winner of a competition called america's perfect teen. she hails not from new york or california, but from great britain. how did that happen? michelle kosinski is here to explain what happened. >> the brits seem pretty pleased with themselves over this. but only in america, the land of opportunity could a girl from whales, cross the ocean, come over here, enter a big fancy bouty pageant and then be crowned america's perfect teen. smiles, feathers, sparkles, what does it take to be america's perfect teen? how about -- >> what is your perfect facebook status? >> that's like a really hard one. i don't really spend a lot of
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time on facebook. >> the perfect british accent. wait a minute. >> you're a perfect teen. >> reporter: yes the lovely and talented alicia panastar looks stunned. >> she came all the way from europe and now she is america's perfect teen. >> reporter: america's perfect teen isn't american, her parents do have a vacation home in florida and that's how she planned to take it all and the title america's perfect teen. >> there really isn't any reason for an uproar. >> after the british press started gloating about how an nisha conquered the american wanna wannabes. >> she had a beautiful black cape, she had a very short sassy hair cut. great stage presence. >> are you telling me that big hair doesn't win it anymore. >> reporter: some are saying it's down right un-american, she has won the crown, the cash and
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a scholarship to learn broadcast journalism right here in the u.s. of a. >> what kind of business as do you have do have her. >> really it's about the glitz and the glamour and the stage presence. >> reporter: like a smile like this? >> nothing like that actually. >> reporter: if an american teen can't win america's perfect teen, what's to become of this nation? >> that's a very good question. >> reporter: still he says if anyone's mad, they are probably just jealous. apparently one of the contestants had a live cougar on the stage and even that couldn't beat this lady. as much as the other contestants might be saying what's wrong with this picture, the rules clearly state you just need to own property in this country. if he does get international contestants, maybe he'll change
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the name to world's perfect teen. >> good luck in the ms. canada contest. just ahead, tori spelling on her marriage and her new children's book after your local news. [ woman ] nine iron, it's almost tee-time... time to face the pollen that used to make me sneeze... my eyes water. but now zyrtec®, the fastest 24-hour allergy relief, comes in a liquid gel. zyrtec® liquid gels work fast, so i can love the air®. ask about the skid plates.
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>> live, local, late breaking this is wbal to be 11 news today in baltimore. >> time for another check on the morning commute to. >> , a very busy ride out there. but start with the north east corner of the adult life. -- we start out with the northeast corner of the bel tway. the heaviest part part of that accident approaching crawford. an inner loop delays as well. we will keep you posted. heavy westside delays.
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12 miles per hour on average from 795 all the way through edmonton. west on 100 a partner in katherine avenue in new accident there. -- less than 100 approachi west kathryn avenue in new accident there. here is a live look. it looks like we have a couple of vehicles related to the accident off to the right shoulder. there may be more lanes blocked. a live view of traffic on 95. that is the latest on traffic. >> good morning, everyone. obviously the weather is nice and quiet to start the day. a little chilly. starting to warm up a little bit now. 47 in part in. the forecast today is lots of
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sunshine. temperatures will climb into the upper 70's and low 80's. >> we are back at 8:25 a.m. for >> we are back at 8:25 a.m. for the
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8:00 now on this tuesday morning, september 21st, 2010. and we step outside to stay hello to all of these fine faces. coming up in our next half hour, a live performance. maroon 5. >> they're doing all the wrong stunts now. >> i'm meredith viera along with matt lauer and al roker. we're going to catch up with tori spelling who's starring in a romance reality show with her husband, now she's taking a crack at writing children's b k books, we're going to talk to
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her about that and other thing. mario is leer and he's got a great idea, everybody's so busy at this time of year. he's got some great dishes you can make now, you can assemble now and pop them in the u oven at a later date and feed them to your family. >> i was away last week, so i was googling and saw some video of your interview with jon hamm. i guess jay lean knly leno was too. >> meredith viera, she was very cute. she had jon hamm on, and maybe it's me, but i think she was smitten with him. she looked like she was flirting with him. again, you be the judge, watch this. >> you're from st. louis originally and this has catapulted you --
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>> i think that's over the line. >> ladies, do you blame me? no, exactly. i didn't do that. >> it was on tape. >> let's go inside, tamron hall is filling in for ann at the news desk "today." good morning, matt and meredith and good morning everyone. nine american service members were killed this morning when their helicopter crashed in southeastern afghanistan. u.s. officials tell nbc news there was no sign of hostile fire and deny claims that the taliban has shot down the aircraft. the cause of the crash is under investigation. president obama refused to reveal monday if he'll shake up his economic team before the november elections. at a cnbc town hall meeting monday, the president caught an earful from supporters who said they were frustrated over the
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weak state of the economy. the president urged them to keep the faith and pointed to his record on health care and financial reform. those financial reforms include a new consumer financial protection bureau to regulate things like mortgages and credit cards. this morning elizabeth warren explained her mission. >> what this is about is really a pretty simple idea. credit agreements ought to be easy enough for people to read that they can make direct comparisons. they shouldn't be about fine print, they shouldn't be about legalese, they shouldn't be about tricks and traps that nobody knows are there until they reach up and bite you. >> warren said she'll push back against financial firms already fighting. a suspect in a high profile north carolina murder case has a court date today in niagra falls.
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janet shanlian is in concord this morning. >> reporter: it's tough to rattle seasoned police officers, they deal with crime every day, but here in concord, this entire department is in a state of shock because this time the victim was family. valerie hamill's disappearance was different than most, she was the police chief's daughter. so monday night in concord, they closed the streets and opened their hearts to chief meryl hamilton and his family at a candle light vigil outside the police station. meryl's daughter valerie was last seen leaving the charlotte tavern wednesday night, surveillance tapes show she wasn't alone. >> bartenders or anyone that was working go downtown and help photo i.d. people. >> over the weekend, the worse
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possible news for the police chief and everybody who knew valerie, her body was found in a storage unit. police began a nationwide search for michael neil harvey, a convicted sex offender. chief hamilton called upon police departments across the country to help find harvey. harvey was arrested in his hometown of ni gag are falls. this case is very much an open and active investigation. >> hearts are always heavy at a death in the community. but never here has there been one that hit so close to home for law enforcement. the suspect previously served four years in a new york prison for raping a woman he met in a bar, he will make his first
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court appearance in new york today and authorities are working on extradition proceedings to bring him back here to north carolina. the space shuttle "discovery" began it's final trip to the launch pad. it's scheduled to lift off to the international space station november 1. it will end 30 years of shuttle flights. and an unscheduled landing during monday's rush hour in atlanta, a plane with mechanical problems made a smooth touchdown on i-85 without hit anything cars. it is 8:06, now let's get another check of the weather from al. hey, al. >> tamron, thank you so much. and we have got a cutie here, what's your name? >> olivia. >> where are you guys from? >> atlanta. >> thanks for coming down, we appreciate it. and as we check your weather "today," our pick city is
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cleveland, ohio. 85 degrees. sunshine up and down the eastern seaboard, got a beautiful day "today" here in the east. we do have some strong storms, risk of strong storms from the great lakes back into the mississippi river valley. igor pulls away and we have got beautiful weather in southern california after some morning fog and that m >> good morning, everyone. we're off to a quiet start, but we're ofp quickly.et start, but high temperatures will
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we're back at 8:12. tori spelling became a household name in the '90s starring on "90210." she's become a wife and mother of two and the author of three tell all books. now she's written her first children's book. was this always on your to do list? how did this come about? ? no, actually, i knew i loved writing and after my three memoirs, i just decided because of my kids, i wanted something to read to them, we're avid readers at the house, i read to them every day, every night before bed. and i wanted to do something for them that they'll always have. i was pretty schooled on it
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since i read books every day, so i knew exactly what works and what doesn't work and it's all about the visuals and the storytelling, keep it simple. >> and the illustrations, exactly. >> tellulah is a little rich girl, she's told what she cannot doing, she can't get dirty, can't wear jeans. a lot of people are making the comparison between tellulah and tori. >> i have no idea who she's based on. >> she's loosely based on me. but i didn't grow up with those parameters, my family was pretty loose. i did grow up always being told from the kids at school that i was rich and i wasn't allowed to do this and i could don't that so that notion was always kind of in the back of my head. it's about being yourself and being able to find that balance and i'm talking about wanting to be normal, what's the definition
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of normal and that's kind of a trend in my book. i think we all want to feel special, but we all want to fit in. so it's just a message. >> and what do your kids think of the book? those are the most important critics. >> you know you're in when your kids say read it again, read it again. i said this is kind of based on mama. and the character max is based on uncle ron. now after she reads it, she's like good job, mama. "the new york times" best seller list, that's big-- >> you talk about the problems you have with your mom, and that's all been reconciled. how are things going with her? >> things are great. knock on wood somewhere, but it's really good. people tell me all the time, we never thought it would happen, and we're happy for you, it's nice that people are happy for a good situation.
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>> what do you think was the reason that it finally did all work? >> i mean at the base of it, obviously we wouldn't be back together if there wasn't that underlying love that we share. we love each other and we had to get past some stuff. and i think it was the kids. what works best is just to move forward. it would be too much just to go back and rehash everything because i'm sure we see things different. but we moved forward with love. yesterday was her birthday and the kids got to spend it with her. >> and with your brother randy as well, things are now okay? >> he's going to be married this weekend, so the whole family is going to see him. >> let's talk about your husband dean for a little bit. because last season -- >> does this involve the motorcycle? >> it is going to involve the motorcycle, yes it is. last season you went through a rocky time but it ended with your reconciling and you renewing your vows. but it had to do with the fact that he rides bikes and it drive you crazy. and this summer he was in another accident that punctured his lungs.
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is this going to be something you all are going to have to deal with? >> at least i don't have to say i told you so because i think he knows. i'm not his parents, i'm his spouse, his equal, so i can't tell him not to do it. but it did scare him a lot and he's decided he doesn't want to race anymore. he doesn't want to dirt bike ride and it gives him a little bit of a wakeup call. >> and that give you a certain sense of relief right there? >> yes. >> and you're starring in an oxygen wedding planning show? >> if anyone watches the show they know i love to plan events. so i thought the kind of next step was to throw weddings so we're finding couples that need help and being able to throw amazing weddings. >> and this does not replace your current show? >> no, both shows. they just get it two times a year now.
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>> the troubles that paris hilton has been facing recently and lindsay lohan with the law, from your experience in hollywood, how do you avoid those pitfalls? >> well, i mean for me, it was easy, i had my eye on the prize, i knew what i wanted, i was determined and i was a hard worker and i think i got those ethics from my dad. not to say that they don't have strong families, but you have to fee cows on what you want. it doesn't matter if you start working young, i started when i was 16, i knew i wanted to work, i wanted to be successful on my own and i wanted a family. so it's just values. >> do you sleep? >> very little. >> always a pleasure to have you here. and thank you so much. tori spelling and up next, recipes you can make now and bake later, right after this. it's pretty cool. [ woman ] you just feed your check in. feed the money right in. no deposit slips. no looking for an envelope. i have an image of my check right here. i can get a picture of the check, on the receipt.
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>> that's the whole thing about italian food, shopping, getting the right ingredients in the house and then minimal technique. >> you sweat the eggplant before you grill it? >> what they thought, originally they would thought that was getting rid of the bitterness, but it's actually lowering the water content and making it a little bit more tender. when you tack them like this as opposed to taking out a big wedge of this stuff. then people understand what is kind of the limit of how much to put in there. >> you get the nice dark grill marks on there. >> here's the trick. >> you might want to wash off the bottle before that. you grill them for a while. >> there's no frying, there's no bread crumbs there's no egg
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batter. and real italian food is like that, it's not really elaborately breaded. >> you've got kind of a nice textured tomato sauce there. >> it's the matt lauer brand. but since i couldn't find the matt lauer brand, i went with a name i trusted. >> you can always go with someone you trust. >> a little more cheese, and bread crumbs on the top. >> you put a nice little piece of mozzarella on there. >> the last little bit of chunky sauce. >> that goes in the oven for how long? >> about 25 minutes at about 350, 375. >> so i'm making -- can you pronounce that for me again?
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>> we're going to use top round or flank steak. you just want to beat it down until it's a little tender. what's unknown to most americans is that your butcher will almost always do this work. now you take a little bit of mixture of parmesan. you can add nutmeg, you can add anything you want here. and they put a little hard boiled eggs in here, but then they do it like so. >> and then you roll. >> just like a little jelly roll. you can tie it or you can use a toothpick. i like to give it a quick little mucher knot. and tie it around like that. why don't you try a toothpick, which effectively you just go in and out. and do two and they're actually easier to spot. the beauty of this kind of string situation, at any house, the one who ends up with the most strings on their plate gets to do the dishes. >> and then you stick in the fry
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pan? >> the key to this whole thing is browning it very carefully so it gets nice and golden brown. >> how do you know when it's done? >> it's brown like that, and you add a little bit of red wine, some olives and a little bit more of the matt lauer tomato sauce. you bring it up to the boil and at that point you can let this -- at that point you can put them in the refrigerator, go away in the morning, go back, turn on the oven at 375. put those in for about ten minutes, 20 minutes, and here you have a feast. those are savory crepes. it's often served as a pasta dish. so you can set the whole thing up in the morning or even the day before and freeze it. >> you eat one of those, that's your portion, you put it in a big baking dish, you're going to chop up more than you should be using. >> a lot of people are going to
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chop up more than they expected. the boundary here is clear. one thing i want to point out, all of these are available on my brand-new iphone app. >> an easy way to >> live, local, late breaking this is wbal tv 11 news in baltimore. >> still dealing with accidents in heavy delays around the area. let's start with the northeast corner of the beltway. the stretches back to the harrisburg expressway. franklin boulevard watch for an accident. you can see the heavy delays that linger on the west side of her blue. -- outterloop.
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if you're heading out on westbound 100, watch for an accident there. 37 minutes is your drive time from the out of the northeast side. it will take to about 16 to travel on the inner loop strummed 83 over 295 on the northeast side. here is a live look at traffic. here is the pace of things at harvard because of the accident. an accident just cleared from the sock found wanes and still some residual volume there. that is the latest on traffic. >> off to kind of a cool start. you might want to take a jacket or sweater. this afternoon you probably will not need it. still in the 40's in northwest suburbs. a lot warmer downtown. 60 degrees at the maryland sscience center. around 80 degrees.
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mid-80 possibility ended the week. a chance for a thunderstorm each day. >> thank you. we will have another active at 8:55 enhan.
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everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely.
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8:who -- 8:40 now on a tuesday morning. a beautiful morning here on rockefeller plaza. it's going to warm up tomorrow, the first day of fall. but you know what? they're not complaining out on the plaza, matt lauer, along with meredith viera, al roker and tamron hall joining us as well.
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coming up, maroon 5 in the studio, rehearsing right now and they're going to play one of their new hits for us coming up in just a few minutes. we're goihow to get yoursel out of debt without using one of those popular debt settlement companies that are out there. he's got some creative solutions for your kitchen, everything from things you cook with, to that mysterious odor that comes out of your dishwash dishwasher. we'll find out how to get rid of it. >> and you know what happens tonight? biggest loser on nbc kicks off its 10th season. bob harper is here to talk about that. love the cargo pants.
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that's unbelievable. are you surprised by the long jeffri jeffri longevity of the show. >> we pulled together to help all those contestants as much as we possibly can. >> pay it forward, how are you doing this? >> during our travel around the country to bring our contestants back to the ranch. and we really tried to inspire the cities we went to really back their teammates and to try to lose weight. >> what are some of the challenges that you've got? that's part of the show to see if these people can make it through. >> i think the challenge is to keep them motivated after the show is done, because they get so motivated when the cameras are on, but we want to change their lives forever, hopefully. >> do you keep in touch with the
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contestants through the years. >> now that we're about to start season 11, it's difficult, we have a lot of projects in the works right now to get them motivated. >> bob, congratulations. >> thank you so much. >> and for all the good work this show has done and we should mention that the premier of the new season of "biggest loser" is tonight at 8:00 central ti, 7:0 time on nbc. >> let's see what's happening. for today, we have got some problems in the pacific northwest. central great lakes, beautiful weather up and down the eastern seaboard with some high surf advisories tomorrows. rip currents in new england. wet weather from new york state back to the great lakes, heavy rain in the southwest, sunny and hot with hit or miss thunderstorms around the gulf >> good morning, everyone.
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we're off to a cool start, but it will warm up. we will see plenty of sunshine. this >> that's your latest weather, don't forget, check your weather any final of the day or night. go to weather.com on cable or online. >> willard, that's what i said. >> a pressure few. happy birthday, we have a beautiful, beautiful meta ilten.
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her secret to longevity, no medicine, ever. 111. lucille liechty of burke, virginia. she said the best thing about being 100 is you eat what you want and don't worry about it. ralph cohen, 100 years old "today." good friend with curly from the three stooges. can't have a better friend than that. i interviewed those guys once, they really were fun, and nuts. and rollande bourgeois. lives alone, mows her own lawn. elizabeth daniels, jack's sister, attributes longevity to
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working hard. lucille wilson, from baytown, texas, 100 years old, works in the kitchen at the local church and has been a member for 60 years. the world equestrian games are held every four years to find the best of the best in the equestrian world. they get underway here in lexington, kentucky. we have got some kentucky fans. folks, good to see you both. how big a deal, i mean this is the first time they're being held here in the state, is that a huge deal for the sport? >> absolutely, we come from a sport that doesn't get a lot of attention in the u.s. and this is a huge opportunity for a lot of people who usually don't get to see our sport, come and support us. >> i think most people know jumping, they have seen that competition, but there are other
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events. what can they expect to see? >> the three olympic competitions, so it really covers a wide sector. >> i mentioned jumping and we're looking at right now probably the best known. this is an incredible combination of athletes, the riders are great athletes and the horses are great athletes and you have got to have both firing on all cylinders to make it work? >> absolutely. men and women can be equal, the only olympic sport that that happens. it really makes it exciting and a great sport. >> and the danger element of this. i have watched you both ride over the years, these jumps are anywhere from 4 1/2 feet to 5 1/2 feet. there is an enormous element of danger. >> there's a risk in every sport and that's something we have grown with. >> good luck and congratulations, you had a big win several weeks ago, so good luck in lexington.
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it's the world equestrian games this weekend in lexington, kentucky and they start sunday at noon right here on nbc. thank you so much. we're going to be back with much more on "today" on this tuesday morning, but first this is "today" on nbc. old gibbs cannin. today these factories are full of dot com businesses. old gibbs cannin. and now my job is helping maryland create
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new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know i'm fighting for you. es tax on everything you buy? that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half.
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would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. president obama's election an nisha norris set out to write a book about race in america. during her research and franke discussions with 50 diverse americans, she had a conversation within her own family. so the book she had planned soon became her own memoir, it is called the grace of silence. michele norris, good morning to you. >> that title "the grace of silence" is so provocative. where did that come from? >> it's the silence in my home
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that i didn't even -- it was realizing that i was shaped in some way by that silence. my father i discovered quite by accident was shot as a young man, imagine that. imagine being raised by your parents, you're thinking you know everything about them and then they have walled something away. he had just gotten back from the navy, returned to a city where black men had served in the military and were eager to exercise their rights as americans and they wanted to vote, and they faced a white wall of resistance. during that period, my father was trying to go to an event. he never said anything about it. he moved north, he never even told my mother. he didn't tell his kids, because he didn't want us to be angry. he wanted our paths to be uncluttered by his pain, he kept it to himself and that's the grace of silence. he armed us with ambition instead of his anger. >> do you think you would be a different person had he told
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you? >> oh, yes the world would have been a different place. i went to alabama repeatedly as a child. birmingham would have been a very scary place if i had known my father was shot there. i think, in fact i know, we talked to relatives who knew about this who were part of this conspiracy of silence, that they were part of a generation that had every reason to be dissatisfied with their lot and they chose not to be. and that is a very graceful act. and when we think about this difficult topic of race, it's laced with anger and pain. grace and race don't exist in the same conversation. >> mom didn't know about dad, but she had a secret too. >> because she as an adult had gone around playing off the aunt jamima theme.
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>> my grant mother worked as an itinerant aunt jemima who dressed up in a scarf and did demonstrations all around the country. she had won oratory contests when she was young, she was very well spoken, she had ambitions. and at that time, in 1950, if you wanted to pursue your dream, there weren't very many opportunities and this was an opportunity for her to step on a stage and she served as an ambassador in some ways, she tried to make sure that when people saw her in small towns where they didn't see a lot of black people, that they saw someone who was well spoken, someone who was smart and she used that role to elevate herself in some way. >> in writing this book, was this to inspire -- race is a national issue, but it's probably something better handled at the dinner table.
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>> absolutely. we talk about the national conversation, as if we're all going to sit down on tuesday at 4:00 p.m. and talk about race. and that's never going to happen. and it shouldn't happen that way, the most productive conversations happen in dormitories and workplaces and lunch rooms and at tables, at family tables, because what i realized is there's this period before the civil rights movement, a tumultuous movement. and people who went through it don't talk about it. harriet tubman passed the baton to martin luther king. >> how do your family members feel about the fact that you released these secrets out into the world? >> it's tough for us. >> it's difficult. eventually most people got in the boat and decided that it's a story worth telling because of the lessons that we hope people draw from it. we hope that people think about their even family legacies, all
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those things our parents don't tell us. just because they want us to soar. so we hope that people read the book and think about their own family legacies. and sit down at a dinner table, always over food. do it at the dinner table, because that's when i always think. it's the core question in the book, how well do we really know the people who raised us and how well will we ever know them if we don't take the opportunity to ask the questions. >> "the grace of silence." up next a live performance by maroon 5. bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family...
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and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side.
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the toyota concert series brought to you by toyota. >> maroon 5 have just added success to their international tour. the three-time grammy winners have released a new album called "hands all over." guys, welcome back. nice to see you all. i was thinking the music industry is different than the publishing industry. when an author writes a book, they protect the contents incredibly until they release it. you have been playing music from the album all summer, but the album actually comes out today. >> we're very excited, it's going to be an amazing day. >> how do you describe this album compared to the past? >> awesome. >> it's always awesome. >> it's really cool.
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you know, we worked harder than we ever have before so this is definitely an interesting feeling. >> you're adding dates in the introduction, i think you kick off the second leg of the tour in october. >> yes. >> and adding dates because you have sold out every venue. >> yes. >> and for a band that's a few years old in the middle of a recession, that's a pretty good accomplishment. >> we're very excited just to have jobs. we're going to do the best we can and keep it up. >> what song are you going to play? >> it's called "misery." ♪ so scared of breaking it that you wont let it bend i wrote 200 letters i will never send ♪
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♪ sometimes these cuts are so much deeper than they seem you'd rather cover up i'd rather let them bleed ♪ ♪ so let me be and i'll set you free oh yeah i am in misery there ain't nobody who ♪ ♪ can comfort me oh yeah why wont you answer me the silence is slowly killing me oh yeah ♪ ♪ girl you really got me bad you really got me bad i'm gonna get you back i'm gonna get you back ♪ ♪ your salty skin and how it mixes in with mine the way it feels to be completely intertwined ♪ ♪ not that i didn't care it's that i didn't know it's not what i didn't fee it's what i didn't show ♪
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♪ so let me be and i'll set you free i am in misery there ain't no line that could ♪ ♪ comfort me oh yeah why wont you answer me the silence is slowly killing me, oh yeah ♪ ♪ girl you really got me bad you really got me bad i'm gonna get you back i'm gonna get you back ♪ ♪ you say your faith is shakin' you may be mistaken keep me wide awake and waiting for the sun ♪ ♪ i'm desperate and confused so far away from you i'm getting there i don't care where ♪ ♪ i have to run why do you do what you do to me yeah why won't you answer me ♪
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♪ answer me yeah why do you do what you do to me yeah why won't you answer ♪ ♪ me answer me yeah i am in misery there ain't no line that could comfort me oh yeah ♪ ♪ why wont you answer me your silence is slowing killing me, oh yeah girl you really got me bad ♪ ♪ you really got me bad i'm gonna get you back i'm gonna get you back girl you really got me bad ♪ ♪ you really got me bad i'm gonna get you back i'm gonna get you back ♪ ♪ girl you really got me bad you really got me bad ♪
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i'm gonna get you back i'm gonna get you back ♪ ♪ >> maroon 5, the new album, "hands all over" drops "toda s they say in the business.
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>> back with the band. >> wow, awesome.
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>> we're going to stand up, looks like we're at the end of the show. >> thank you, good night! >> adam, you mentioned that the album comes out today. and you have been playing music. is it nerve-racking, the day an album actually hits the stores? >> absolutely. i would love to be cool and say that it's not. but now that we have done this, we get a little nervous around you guys. you make us nervous. we respect you, that's all it is. >> wow! >> all right, guys, good luck. >> solutions to every day kitchen problems. after your local news. "today" ease wedding, the perfect couple. what will the bride's maids wear? vote for your favorite by 1:00 p.m. "today." your favorites sponsored by
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>> live, local, late breaking, this is wbal to be 11 news in baltimore. >> a 34 year-old woman is being held without bail this morning accused of beating her aunt to death. police say she used a club to beat her 66 year-old and to death. it happened last friday at the victim's home. court documents reveal simmons called 911 herself to report the called 911 herself to report the attack and could not explain w
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everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely. >> good morning, everyone. we're off to a cool start on
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this tuesday. temperatures will warm up quickly as we go through the day. high temperatures between 77 and 82 degrees. the equinoxes takes place marmite. it will feel like summer instead of all. -- fall. maybe rain in the morning on saturday but then it should clear up. >> who thank you for joining us. another update at 9:25 a.m. old gibbs canning company.
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today these factories are full of dot com businesses. old gibbs canning company. and now my job is helping maryland create new economy jobs. training new math and science teachers investing in our institutions of excellence pioneering new cyber security jobs and giving an old gm plant a jump start building electric motors. i'm barbara mikulski.

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